High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jun 7 1974, Page 5

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - June 7, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Cities have no 73 fatalities Charlotte apr seventeen North Cero line cities end towns went through 1973 without e traffic fatality the . State motor club reported yesterday the number is the same As in 1171 but Down from the record 23 municipalities that had death free records in 1171 the cities Are Ahoskie Belmont. Boone. Canton Cary Concord Elisabeth City. Graham. Henderson. Jacksonville. Lincolnton. Monroe. Mount airy. Mount Holly Oxford. Roxboro and Tarboro. Missing from the list for the first time in ten years is Cherryville which recorded three traffic deaths last year. Others that fell by the Wayside were Albemarle and Bessemer City. The state s safest City now is Canton which has gone seven years without a fatality the motor club said cities with the most traffic deaths in 1973 were Charlotte with 41. Greensboro la. Durham la. Winston Salem 17 and Fayetteville la methodists get woman minister Spartanburg. . Apr South Carolinas United methodists received their first woman Quot into full connection Quot last night when the Rev Vivian Patricia Mcfadden of Kingstree. . And la other new ministers Are ordained As elders also she will become the third woman in the United states and the first Black woman to become a chaplain in the u s. Armed forces. The Rev. Miss Mcfadden was ordained As a Deacon in 1972 and is now serving with the migrant ministry at John s Island near Charleston. She is a graduate of the interdenominational Center for theological studies in Atlanta. A just before the organization was dissolved to become part of the United methodist Church she was approved for ordination by the Black South Carolina conference of methodists begun in 1866. There have been women commissioned As methodist deacons and one who serves As an associate pastor. But the Rev. Miss Mcfadden is the first woman in the history of South Carolina methodism to be accepted into the full ministry after going through theological school. Fake officers swindle Man Castonia . Apr Jerry Beck of Cherryville told police he was driving through Gastonia wednesday when be was stopped by two Black men he thought were policemen. He Learned later they were not policemen. He gave this account the men in a 1974 Model car with a Blue Light on top wore Blue shirts and badges and had pistols. The car had a Cage in the Back seat similar to those in police cars to detain prisoners. The men told Beck he was speeding and fined him 135 on the spot. He paid the Fine and continued on his trip. The incident is being investigated by authorities. High Point Enterprise Friday june 7, 1974 a find Cut of Owoc. A Lar condition amp Liaise its value Al the same time number i air conditioning maker with the round a no Quot the Central air conditioner with the shape that spells value a Call us for details Purcell Supply co. Phone m21411.72s w. Green 7/ chronic Oborll Low prices end june a both. Zemith dealers Dang off As to hysteria nears end is Orth Carolin South arokium la in maps if a Holh hit he by Lyrta. This massive invasion was enough to prompt one dealer to comment a ifs the darn est thing Ive Ever seen this panic and All. Last time i can remember anything even like it was the free Rabbit ear Antenna craze of 1959. I lived through that one. I Hope i m As Lucky this dealers polled in an Effort to ascertain the probable cause of this baffling bargain crazed attitude numerous Carolina Zenith dealers were interviewed a flow prices. That a the reason in a nutshell for this pandemonium a one dealer said. Quot if you done to believe me just take a look at the figures. The Bellatrix i Model t2876i was $679.95 on april 4th, now its $599.00t. The Magellan Model e4035 was $509.95. Now its $459.00t. And the Toreador Model e3860 was $409.95. Now its $379.00t. The Man on the Street is no Dummy. He knows prices can to stay this Low forever. So he a getting his to a distributor s suggested retail Price i distributors suggested Sale Price. Distributed by Allison Bruin company a open door policy9maintained at these Carolina Zenith dealers. From now until june 30th, the following Carolina Zenith dealers i of to keep the doors of their showrooms wide open. No matter How Many customers take advantage of their Low Price to offer. Isee related articles for details Greensboro Lowe s hardware Meyers co. Price Appl. Amp furn. Co. Steele amp Vaughn to amp Appl. West Rogers Lexington Asheboro electronic service co. Lowe s hardware Denton Rogers radio amp to Greensboro Garrett s to amp Appl. General tire co. Johnson to amp Appl. Kelway inc. Kmart Langston to sales amp serv. Whitworth to sales amp serv. High Point Bob s to sales amp serv. Carolina tire co. Electronic Mart inc. Hill electronics household appliance Kmart Lowe s hardware Rose furniture co. Carolina tire co. Lanning radio amp to morgans inc. Period furniture House Southside furniture co. Liberty Martin s appliance Ramseur Pep s appliance co., inc. Thomasville Carolina tire co. Foust to amp appliance Livengood to Ttr-4 while the getting is Good. Its As dimple As that. Other dealers polled disagreed. A sure Low prices Are important. But what people really want is a great value. They want a television Jam packed with great features. And that a just what Zenith tvs have. Every one of these honeys on Sale contains advanced Chroma color picture tube for Superior contrast and detail 100% solid state Chassis designed for Cool dependable operation As Well As a patented Power sentry voltage regulator. A unique feature that a very important because it reduces Energy consumption and extends the component life of the to. Yep. When it comes Down to it a set has got to sell itself or it wont sell at another dealer was of the opinion that the panic was brought on entirely by the Zenith name alone. A Zenith. Be a it a. It spells Quality. Excellence in service after the Sale. Number one in the marketplace. Everything that puts our sets head and shoulders above the rest. Done to kid yourself. That a what ail this madness is about. action necessary although Zenith dealers Are divided on their views of the cause of the panic they Are United in their approach to quell the hysteria. Signs Are spread throughout showrooms Reading a please no pushing and As Well at a limit ten Zenith tvs per a special 3 x 5 poster reads a a done to Are enough Low Price Zenith tvs for plainclothes salesmen Are being extra courteous in order to create an illusion of calmness in the showroom. Plans Are in the works to keep crowds Down. One such plan consists of getting the weather Bureau to predict four inches of Hail daily for the duration of the Low Price to offer. And As a last ditch measure an open letter to the Public pleading for mercy has been drafted. A a a dealers file. A remail Calm the following is an open letter to the Public from Zenith dealers sow please Don t get us wrong. Be your local Zenith dealers Welcome you into our dealerships with open doors. And we understand Roo that saving Money can do strange i things to people s minds. Hut we must respectfully ask you not to panic. If we All remain Calm. We can get through this crisis All right. \ by can help by doing your part. Buy Only one Chroma color ii to at a time. Even though you Are allowed up to a Maxi mum of ten purchases at once. Consider coming to the showrooms on Odd numbered Days if your last name ends in a a of. And even numbered Days if it ends in no. Avoid screaming Quot la hat a bargain Quot while in the showroom. As this Nill Only increase the frenzy and if you do your part Well do ours. By guaranteeing there will be an adequate Supply of Low Price Chroma color it s in Stock until the offer ends on june 30th. Together we can Stem the tide of panic and insure that no person goes Home bar painless. Sincerely your Carolina Zenith dealers $379.00 was $40995 4 i a in time hot i a is $459.00 was $50995 $599.00 was $67995 prize possessions customers shown with newly acquired Zenith tvs. Left to right the Bellatrix Model t2876x has $679.95,is $59900t the Toreador i Model e3860 was $409 95. Is 9379.00. The Magellan t Model e4035x has $509.95. Is $459.00t dateline Carolinas. Zenith dealers Are show my noticeable signs of Strain As bargain Hunters continue to pour into showrooms All across the Carolinas. But even though events of the past weeks and months have taken their toll dealers refuse to knuckle under or panic vowing to last out the final Day of their Low Price television offer. Bargains abound right now. Zenith dealers ire making Way for 1975 to s by Selling new but unsold 1974 to s at greatly reduced Price. When asked what sets Are featured during the Low Price to offer a dealer replied a selected models of Chroma color los. Specifically the Bellatrix and Magellan both in Mediterranean styling. And the Toreador in contemporary styling. In 25. 19&Quot. And 17&Quot Diagonal screens respectively. These particular televisions Are of top of the line Quality and Are prominently displayed in every panic spread once it was Learned the threat of being overrun by customers was a real possibility dealers sought to confine the panic to certain metropolitan areas. Cramerton North Carolina and Cheraw South Carolina. Publicity was kept at a minimum. A Clamp was put on word of Mouth advertising. No sales were made to out of town customers. But after a Short while it was apparent the situation had gotten out of hand As people flocked to showrooms in cities Large and Small alike. As cd this printing Over 230 dealerships had been affected. Isee map

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